Friday, November 25, 2011

Pre-Turkey Ride: the Napa Hills

There's no question that I love food...  Maintaining a 180lb frame while riding a bike 500-800 miles a month is not achieved easily.  It shouldn't surprise anyone then that my favorite holiday of the year is Thanksgiving and my goal is to consume ample quantities of every tasty dish available.  In order to build an appetite I decided to make the 61 mile trek from Woodland to Napa on my road bike.  It was a cloudy and chilly day but dry roads kept it safe and gave me enough daylight to snap a few photos before my iPhone battery zeroed out completely:

Putah Creek Road - looking out at the hills between Napa and myself

Putah Creek and the Lake Berryessa Dam

Putah Creek using a reflection edit

Lake Berryessa Dam - end of climb #1 of 3 on the day

Vineyards of Wooden Valley

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Sunday Funday... or Not

Most of my buddies still organize a "Sunday Funday" which typically consists of cruisers, mimosas and more mimosas to round out the weekend.  My idea of "Sunday Funday" - a filling and tasteful breakfast, a couple cups of hot coffee, and a brisk solo (or small group) ride on various Northern California country roads.  Today was a great one:

Houndstooth Panache Kit - Photogene2, B&W, no flash
My Specialized Tarmac, 2009 - Hipstamatic, John S lens, Kodot XGrizzled film, no flash
Best "post ride bar" in the area, Buckhorn Steakhouse - Photogene2, 70's, edited with center focus, no flash
Winters Bike Bridge - Hipstamatic, John S lens, Kodot XGrizzled film, no flash
With CX on the brain decided for a little gravel, County Rd 101 - Hipstamatic, Jimmy lens, Kodo XGrizzled film, no flash

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Folsom Rodeo Cross

I find it odd that my first post is about Cyclocross when today was the first CX race of my career...

My Surly Crosscheck Single Speed - Hipstamatic, John S lens, Blanko film, no flash

Crosscheck - movie fx cam, red focus lens

Official heckling corner handing up beers, cookies, red vines and beads - movie fx cam, night vision

Key elements to racing on a winter night - Hipstamatic, John S lens, Ina's 1969 film, no flash, edited by iQuickDoF